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Logo: Somerset Wildlife TrustHead of Business Development and Operations
Salary: £37,000 plus employer pension contribution of 7%
37.5 hours per week
Based in Taunton


Are you a strong leader with great project management skills? Do you have experience of operational management? Do you have proven experience of generating income through a range of commercial activities? If so, we'd love to hear from you!


We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the management and development of our business-critical services including premises, IT, Health & Safety, and people, as well as identifying new exciting opportunities to develop commercial income streams including our subsidiaries. With strong project management experience, this postholder will take a broad strategic approach to the whole organisation, establishing effective systems and frameworks, ensuring all support services enable staff and volunteers to achieve our charitable objectives.


As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Business Development and Operations has responsibility for:


  • Leading the development and implementation of the Trustís business plan supporting the organisational strategy.
  • Developing and implementing effective and efficient critical support services which increase transparency and accountability, including implementing effective frameworks and processes for IT, HR, procurement and facilities management.
  • Working with First Ecology Manager to develop and support the Trustís wholly owned ecological consultancy.
  • Improving the performance of the Trustís commercial activities through the analysis and development of business cases and plans for new and existing commercial income streams.
  • Leading the facilities development, management and contractual requirements of the Trustís property portfolio.
  • Budgeting responsibility for the Business Operations and Development Department of SWT and organisational budget setting with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and Trustees.
  • Take lead responsibility for managing Health and Safety processes across the Trust.


Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 12 September
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 23 September


For further information and to apply, please click here 

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